THERAPIST, FOUNDER

A graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Joni brings a wide range of clinical experience, life lessons, and professional training to her role at Grow Counseling.  Joni specializes in the treatment of trauma, substance use problems, and personality disorders.  She is passionate about clinician training and increasing access to quality mental health treatment in rural areas.  

A graduate intern in the final stages of her master's in counseling at Central Methodist University, Kylie has a talent for clinical work.  From her experience as a community support specialist at a large agency to her role as founder and director of her own non-profit organization, Kylie shows dedication, passion, and integrity in all her endeavors.  A wholistic clinician, Kylie cares deeply about helping people heal from the inside out on emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual levels. 

CASE MANAGER, SKILLS TRAINER

As a seasoned helper with years' experience mentoring others in their life journey in her community, Shawna knows the meaning of persistence and accountability.  She is an avid learner who craves knowledge and is actively pursuing education for a career as a therapist.  Shawna brings compassion, caring, and POSITIVITY to all of her interactions! Shawna provides coaching, skills training, groups and mentorship at Grow Counseling.  She has a particular interest in substance use disorders and anxiety.  

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

I am a student at Truman State University studying psychology and Spanish. For the past five years I have worked with children with special needs, the last two of those years as an ABA therapist for children with Autism. As much as I have loved working with kids, I am looking forward to expanding my client groups to include adults and adolescents in my future career as a counselor. When I’m not studying in Kirksville, I love to travel and experience new cultures. When I’m not able to do physical traveling, I find that my favorite books and bands take me to places that a plane ticket never could. Some of my favorite authors include Khaled Hosseini, John Steinbeck, and Laura Hillenbrand and some of my favorite musicians are Paul Simon, Van Morrison, and Alison Krauss. Perhaps most importantly, I have a cute little dog named Flike!

Erin takes point on managing our schedules, keeping files up to date, and helping people get questions answered and needs met.  

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Hello! I’m Eleanor, a senior university student working towards a degree on psychology. I have had a love for psychology and humanity for as long as I can remember and want to pursue a career as a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to be able to change lives for the better, even in the smallest way.

I have had experience as a peer counselor and as a youth care specialist for kids on the Autism spectrum. Working with an autistic population was an enlightening and humbling experience and I will take the sensitivity, patience, and understanding I learned forward through my future career.

My best friend is my dog, Theodore, who lives with me while I go to school. Having an animal be with me through my most stressful times has been the best thing I could have done for myself. Dogs are better than cats, you can’t convince me otherwise.

Eleanor has BRAVELY taken on the task of working to get GCI on some insurance panels.  She works with new client intakes and insures we are staying up to date on answering correspondence through the week.  

Grow Counseling Inc

113 East Washington Street

Suite 9 & 10

Kirksville, Missouri 63501

Office: (660) 988-9669

Fax: (660) 956-4278

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